By Nicholas – Published on November 10, 2017
Zinc and Lead are extremely useful metals. The world may be learning just how dear they are today, as zinc prices push though highs seen more than a decade ago. A recent move by commodities powerhouse Glencore to curb zinc production is partly responsible for zinc's big run, but a non stop need...
By Nicholas – Published on November 10, 2017
It has been a busy week or two in the middle east, with Saudi Arabia seeing some major changes happening quickly. There may very well be region wide upheaval in the near term, and there are far more questions than answers. The major players at this point are Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iran,...
By Nicholas – Published on November 9, 2017
Gold seems to be having a pretty good year. The price has been in a stable rising trend over the last few months, but despite this, gold equities don't seem to be offering the leverage they usually do to a positive gold price trend. While gold miners have been in a steady uptrend, in some...
By Nicholas – Published on November 6, 2017
Industrial metals like copper, nickel and zinc have really picked up steam over the last few months. This has prompted chatter about a new bull market in the base metals, and according to legendary resource investor Rick Rule, the fun has only just begun. The last few years haven't been kind to...
By Nicholas – Published on November 6, 2017
There has been talk of the of the US Dollar's (USD's) impending demise for years. It is easy to cite any number of reasons why the USD is on its last legs, but to date, it is still the most used currency around the world. One of the biggest reasons why the USD is so popular is probably...
By Nicholas – Published on November 5, 2017
Bitcoin has achieved a level of acceptance that not many would have predicted a few years ago. Many investors overlooked the entire crypto space, and today, some of the most accomplished people in the investment community are looking at cryptos in a new light. A big reason that people are taking...
By Nicholas – Published on November 4, 2017
The investment climate for resources hasn't been great for a while. Over the last few years there has been a wholesale aversion to getting into natural resource stocks, as well as a number of other hot investments that have stolen attention from very promising resource plays. While trading the...
By Nicholas – Published on November 3, 2017
Gold mining isn't an easy business. The logistics are hard enough, but today the governments in many nations that are rich in gold are looking to add revenue via taxation, or even nationalization. But there are opportunities out there, and according to Adrian Day, this might be the time to...
By Nicholas – Published on November 3, 2017
It would appear that the nickel market is heating up. It recently rose by its daily limit in Shanghai, and in London, the price has eclipsed the highs of 2015. The primary driver is thought to be robust demand from steel makers in China, but the market for nickel sulfides is also growing at a...
By Nicholas – Published on November 2, 2017
It as been said that it is important not to confuse correlation with causality. But in the case of Bitcoin's price, and the dearth of small scale investment in physical gold and silver, it seems likely that the crypto boom is hurting demand for minted coins. According to the Wall Street Journal...
By Nicholas – Published on November 1, 2017
Liquidity is the lifeblood of the financial system. When the subprime market tanked in 2008, it was the suspension of trade in the AAA rated synthetic bonds that acted as the impetus for the crisis of confidence that shook the world. Now renown investor and author James Rickards is putting the...
By Nicholas – Published on October 31, 2017
Finding people that can deliver value in the mining industry isn't always easy. Mining is a hard business, and as capital has grown more concentrated over the last decade, financing projects has only become more trying. But Rob McEwen has built up a solid company, again, and he has set some...
By Nicholas – Published on October 31, 2017
A recent report from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) has the potential to roil the physical gold market across the globe. According to the CBC, a jeweler named Samuel Tang recently bought a 1oz gold bar from a Royal Bank of Canada branch across the street from his boutique in Ottawa, and...
By Nicholas – Published on October 30, 2017
The world is moving towards a very new energy mix. Over the last few years the cost of producing electricity from wind power has dropped substantially. Over the weekend Germany's wind farms produced so much electricity that rates actually went negative. That means that when someone turned on...
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